5 Must-Visit Destinations in Washington, D.C. for Families


3. Nationals Game

If you and kids are tuckered out from sightseeing all day, head to Nationals Park along the D.C. waterfront for an excuse to sit back and relax for a few hours. The Nats stadium is exceedingly family-friendly; your kids will love cheering on famous faces like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln during the stadium’s signature “Presidents’ Race.” On many Saturdays and Sundays, you can snag “Family Fun Pack” deals, where families can purchase seat packages that include classic baseball stadium grub like hot dogs and chips for a reduced price. And on every Sunday, two Nationals players will be on hand to sign autographs for kids before the start of the game — just make sure you get a signature voucher to participate.

Washington Nationals

2. International Spy Museum

Do you have a budding James Bond or two in the family? Then a stop at the International Spy Museum is an absolute must. Kids can put their super spy skills to the test in interactive exhibits like “Operation Spy,” where they’ll have to decode audio conversations and “escape” from a high-security compound. This exhibit is for kiddos 12 years and older, but other exhibits are more suited to the younger set. Plus, the International Spy Museum has one heck of a gift shop; eschew the typical mugs and t-shirts for souvenirs and instead pick up invisible ink, a cryptex safe, or even a Coke can that doubles as a secret storage container.

International Spy Museum
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